Rick Galusha's Pacific St. Blues and Americana

Since inception (1989), Pacific St. Blues & Americana strives to be a discerning voice helping roots fans sift through the mountains of music released every year. We are not for everyone; we want to engage active, critical listeners that hear beyond d'jour. Interviews include: Johnny Winter, Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones), Jerry Wexler, Tommy Shannon & Chris Layton, B.B. King, Dr. John, Robin Trower, Robben Ford, Mato Nanji, Joe Bonamassa, Harry Manx, Sue Foley, Marshall Chess, Billy Lee Riley, Charlie Louvin, Kim Richey, Radney Foster, Eric Johnson, David Clayton Thomas, Al Kooper, Phil Chen (Wired, Blow By Blow), Ian McLagan, Art Neville, Southside Johnny, Miami Steve Van Zant, Nils Lofgren, Bruce Iglauer, Charlie Musselwhite, Studebaker John, Chris Duarte, Smokin' Joe Kubeck, Hamilton Loomis, Peter Karp, Roomful of Blues, James Harman, Hadden Sayers, Malford Milligan, Melvin Taylor, Otis Taylor, Dave Alvin, Coco Montoya, Jimmy Thackery, Marsha Ball, Maria Muldaur, Shelby Lynne, Magic Dick & J. Geils, Lil' Milton, BuddyGuy, Aynsley Lister, Matt Schofield, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Guy Clark, Joe Ely, James Cotton, Robin & Jesse Davey, Hugh Coltman (Hoax), Sean Kelly (Samples), John Entwistle (The Who), Mark Olson (Jayhawks), Walter Wolfman Washington, Anthony Gomes, Bob Malone, Chubby Carrier, Buckwheat Zydeco, Murali Coryell, David Jacob Strain, DeAnna Bogart, Michael Lee Firkins, Guy Davis, Jason Ricci, John Doe, Little Feat, Matt Woods, MikeZito, Peter Buffett, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Corky Siegel, Todd Park Mohr, Watermelon Slim, Magic Slim, Corey Harris,- - - - - - ------------------------Radio archives: http://www.kiwrblues.podomatic.com/. Playlists: http://www.omahablues.com/ Reviews featured in http://www.blueswax.com/. Email: KIWRblues@gmail.com Live online; Sundays 9 a.m. (-6 GMT) http://www.897theriver.com/

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

"The Poor Boys" viral campaign

We're music lovers, you and I.

It is what we do; share music and try to turn others onto the music we enjoy.

There is a song that has absolutley "smitten" my ear of late - and I'd like to share it with you...

Over the past year or so I've formed an online friendship with Mister Ally Lee - who hosts the 'Roots, Rock, Riot Show' at www.lionheartradio.com. Ally's program runs 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. CST. Lee's in-depth knowledge of music adds to a rather "wide" radio playlist - keeping the listener on their toes and ever open to this sound or that. It is the way innovative radio should be...unpredictable and fresh.

Ally also operates a recording studio in his hometown of Alnwick, Northumberland; on the north east coast of England. I was able to visit him this October and be on his show along with other 'Roots, Rock, Riot Show' luminaries including; Paul Shucksmith, Oil Slick Mick, Dave from Shipley and my very dear friend, David Wilson.

Anyway, recently Ally emailed me a track he has just finished, "She Moves Like Water" by a local band, 'The Poor Boys.' It is fantastic and a song I think deserves to be heard and shared. If you think of Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band (circa 1978) and you put JC Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival) in front of THAT band...well you're getting pretty close.

I suppose it is no coincidence that one of JC Fogerty's songs, "Down on the Corner" refers to a street corner band, 'Willie and the Poor Boys.' (It is also of interest that former Rollin' Stones bass player Bill Wyman's post-Stones band is 'Willie and the Poor Boys.'

You can stream or download this song at www.kiwrblues.podomatic.com. If you like this song, or these archival recordings of the 'Pacific Street Blues and Americana' radio program, please share the link with your friends. If you enjoy "She Moves Like Water" as much as I do, please download the song and send it to your friends...it can be a real Cinderella story in the making if you let it.

Thanks and Season's Greetings across the globe.
Rick Galusha
Recepient: 'Keep the Blues Alive Award' public radio, '09.